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Company's Coming Salad

 Company's Coming Salad
Sugared almonds give Dolores Lueken's delicious salad an over-the-top kick that will have guests coming back for seconds. She sent the healthy and flavorful salad from her kitchen in Ferdinand, Indiana.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a small heavy skillet, cook and stir the sugar over medium-low
  • heat until melted. Stir in almonds; cook for 1 minute or until
  • lightly browned. Spread onto foil coated with cooking spray; set
  • aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, romaine, oranges,
  • celery and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients.
  • Drizzle over salad; add almonds and toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

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Company's Coming Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 134 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.